Crosses and Crucifix Bottles

Full Pictures and Close-ups: Crucifix with Ball-in-Cage Top

Height Bottle Markings
13" including a 2" stopper rectangular bottle with truncated corners, no markings
Description, including signature and date
This bottle contains a crucifixion and tools. The lantern, hanging by wire to the left arm of the cross, has chips of mica, and the carved figure of Christ has nails in his hands and both feet. A skull at the foot of the cross has separately placed teeth. The carving throughout is all very fine.The cross is painted black and gold. The stopper is anchored by a cross-piece which itself is anchored with cross piece with a small brass padlock. The top of the stopper is a whittled ball-in-cage whimsey, painted in a shade of very dark red.

crosses 91-100